From The Washington Post:
Michael Tesler, assistant professor of political science at UC Irvine [writes]: What explains the success of Donald Trump? In the first two posts in this series, we discussed two factors. First, most Americans and many Republicans in particular are not orthodox ideologues. Second, white identity and hostility to minority groups are strongly correlated with Trump support. In this last post, we again draw on decades of research to identify a third important factor: the economic struggles that some Americans are experiencing.
 
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